Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pic(k) of the week 4: Flying to the moon

Earlier this month, I attended the 2011 Dubai International Parachuting Championship near Dubai Marina. At the end of the day, Hungarian pilot Veres Zoltan, showed his MXS in a breathtaking aerobatic display! 

Pic(k) of the week 4: Flying to the moon
My favorite frame is this one of the rising moon during Veres his amazing performance.

Image details:
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR2 
ISO160, f7.1, 200mm, 1/320s
RAW processed with Lightroom3
Nik ColorEfex for contrast adjustment

Shooting fast moving propeller aircraft is always a bit of a challenge. Because we don't want to stop the propeller in flight, one needs to use a shutter speed of 1/320 or slower. Panning is pretty much the only option under these conditions. 

Next week will be a great opportunity to try out techniques like the above during the 2011 Al Ain airshow, 1 1/2 hour away from Dubai! 

More images made at Skydive Dubai can be found here.

Take that lens cap off,

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